Destructuring.net belongs to Jonathan Vanasco. I'm a technology and advertising professional who tends to work around exciting topics like media, music, art and startups.
Some of the things I've done include: inventing one of the earliest technologies for decentralized social networking, and social media indexing for behavioral analytics / media buying; online strategy for a handful of labels in the music industry, and working on countless branding + advertising initiatives for large companies.
At the 2011 Digital Media Summit hosted by Harvard Business School and the Committee for Concerned Journalists, I shut down [insert name here]'s line of reasoning over analog dollars vs digital pennies as the only person in the room who noted the obvious -- Apple was winning with iTunes because they made it much easier to legally buy media than to steal it.
I am actively consult to media companies, and advise a handful of publishing & advertising startups in the NYC area.
One of my companies sells limited editions of contemporary fine art online @ ArtWeLove.com.
I manage the IP Portfolio and R&D activity of FindMeOn.
I recently ran Technology and Product at IAC's Daily Beast, and worked on the merger with Newsweek ; and before that I ran Engineering and Product for Event Tech Labs who made RFID based access control and loyalty programs.
Random thoughts are on this blog. Links to my various web-presences are below.
Category Archives: misc
CNN has reported that “Puppy-throwing Marine is removed from Corps” http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/06/12/marine.puppy/index.html A U.S. Marine videotaped throwing a puppy over a cliff while on patrol in Iraq has been kicked out of the Corps, and a second Marine involved has been [...]
I’ve been without reliable internet connectivity for a week. After making me wait a week for a date, and chained at home for 5 hours waiting for a tech to arrive, TimeWarnerCable cancelled an appointment to fix my system, offering [...]
Over at BoingBoing there’s this wonderful posting of some particularly bad science on a Happy Meal bag: “You can jump 6 times higher in space!” BoingBoing: http://www.boingboing.net/2007/01/28/bad_science_fact_on_.html Image (Flickr): http://www.flickr.com/photos/frauenfelder/372873815/
I just looked at BoingBoing , and read an interesting article on nude photography. The name of the author seemed familiar. I thought “wasn’t there a girl by the name Lauren Gard at Pomona? class of 99?” Google set me [...]